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Sep 28, 2010 8:00pm EDT
into agreements relating to education programs at the national zoological park facility in virginia and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentlewoman from california, mrs. davis, and the gentleman from california, mr. lungren, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the jovepl from california. mrs. davis: thank you. mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks in the record and include extraneous matter on this legislation. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mrs. davis: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. mrs. davis: h r. 5717 would upgrade the smithsonian institution's scientific activities at its unique facility, the smithsonian institute at fort royal, virginia. in the interest of time, i understand that there is consensus on this legislation, i will reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves. the gentleman from california. mr. lungren: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2010 6:00am EDT
that secretary lynn has been talking about. >> mr. whitman? from virginia. >> thanks for joining us. i want to jump in since my time is limited and talk about the decision-making between the recommendation to close joint forces command. first of all, i think there's a tremendous lack of transparency there. took us over 7 weeks to get a response back from recognize see tear. ranking member forbes and mckee on and myself requested that. when we got the letter back it re-reinstateed the initial decision and had justification why this didn't fall under braecht. and i noted that the parsing of terms. seems as we look at the process, first of all, we were told, well this is an efficiency effort. we'll look to where we can obtain efficiencies but we're told there's no analysis or cost analysis about closing jif come. that's yet to come and then we said, well really it was anticipate business decision but a military decision. when we ask, tell us strategic analysis behind that we're told we're in the process of doing it. we have operational opportunities out there. but strategically we have not fig
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2010 11:00pm EDT
this -- a volunteer in virginia, housing back in 2009, between the republican and the voting booth, that will be the case this november. the most dangerous place to be is to be between of republican and the voting booth. we're energize. be there in big numbers to put a check. president obama and this administration and make changes to the policy read congress. >> what you think a range of the possibility? >> i think we will get six- eight, but election day, who knows what is one happened at the end of the day? >> you are skeptical of the i did the republicans will take the senate. >> i do not rule it out. i think that this is an environment -- there is no such thing as a safe democratic seats. i think you're seeing there right now in west virginia among other places. maybe even new york. there is a lot going on on the ground were would not be surprised to see republicans take control of the senate. >> were the ones that looked out of the reach that you could imagine coming in? >> i started -- i believe that we will hold all of our opens. we're going to pick up a number of democrati
CSPAN
Sep 19, 2010 10:00am EDT
a couple of suits. there is one consolidated suit in virginia, another in florida. frankly, the justice department and our lawyers are confident that the law has strong constitutional basis. having said that, i think there is no question that these court actions are likely to continue whatever the decisions are at the virginia or florida level will likely be appealed by whatever party does not prevail and make their way through the court system. in the meantime, we will keep working on that the framework of this a bill which is really aimed at not only increasing coverage, increasing consumer protection, but ultimately, better care for every american. looking at the areas where we are spending a lot of money and we are not getting great help results, and lowering the cost people are spending right now that are not leading to great help results for our nation. host: 5 minutes left. next question. guest: you mentioned relief for small businesses. small businesses have been getting these letters notifying them of the premium increases. how much interest have you seen in the small business
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Sep 22, 2010 7:00am EDT
reception in virginia s and meet with insurance commissioners and this evening, a democratic fund- raiser. the house returns to washington for a few days of business and the senate continues work. yesterday it did not move for the defense authorization bill and overturning "don't ask, don't tell." a ban on gays openly serving in the military. top story today, a new book by bob woodward about inside the white house. but with the president and his top military advisers and recounts a tough decision on whether to build up true spirit that is our topic this morning. you can give us a call and way and -- we are also on line. and you can find us on twitter. the top story and "the washington post," book details internal struggle over afghan plan. obama frustrated by the military. according to his notes, the president avoided talk of victory when he describe objectives. we are talking about a new book " coming outs monday. news outlets were able to get preview copies and discuss it. let us continue to look at "the washington post" breakdown. it says that most of the book centers on a strategy rev
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2010 7:00am EDT
that with a guest from "the washington post." he also plans to meet with local families in richmond, virginia, and iowa, to talk about the economy, and do some more campaigning here at home and washington. on friday, a ceremony for justice elena kagan that the supreme court. speaking of the supreme court's newest justice, "usa today" reports that she first is -- faces the first supreme court test today. where with no law clerks are sectors present, to decide which cases to take up later how they should be resolved. and a first of the private sessions for the new term, which officially begins october 4, they will slip through thousands of appeals filed over the summer to decide which should be job -- granted hearings. the conference room is where all of the most and poor decisions of the most and poor decisions are made and they are made by the nine justices and no one else -- the most important decisions are made and they are made by the nine justices and no one else. many justices speak about how intimidating the first sessions can be. in hawaii justice anthony kennedy says the first confere
CSPAN
Sep 11, 2010 12:30pm EDT
that is -- but i pray that is not true. i pray that is not true. i pray my junior colleague from virginia is correct when he says the one thing we cannot allow to change are the values upon which this couny is built. for if that were to occur, then they would be able to declare victory. genuine victory. i predict to you that one thing has chand, though, i respectfully suggest that the way of life of present and future terrorists has changed forever. thfuture of organized terrorist cellis abt to welcome the 21st century in a way th they never anticipate anticipated. for in this dastardly act they may have done what no other group of people could possibly have done, and that is unite the civilized world, unite our allies in europe who share our values, unite our russian friends, our chinese friends, unite the world. because that image of that plane smashing into the second to you we're has reverberated around the world, and every leader in every country can picture the same thing happening there their nation. i recently visited china with three of my colleagues. there are buildings in china
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2010 5:00pm EDT
elections. >> the second congressional district in virginia is in the far southeast corner of the state. it takes in virginia beach, the largest city in virginia and parts of hampton and an area known as the eastern shore which is a couple of rural counties. it is primarily farming and touring -- farming and tourism areas. the dominant industries are the united states navy and tourism. the oceanfront, there's a vibrant tourism community with hotels. it is not as large as myrtle beach, but it is that type of community. the u.s. navy and related military enterprises is its largest business, i would say. this particular congressional race is of high interest to republicans and democrats. during his first campaign, the republicans tried to keep him in office and were not successful. since his election, he has been subject to a steady stream of bloggers and e-mail's aimed at reaching out to the media blasting all lost everything he does. because he is a freshman, legislative experts will tell you the best of times to unseat an incumbent is during the first term because they have not quite es
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2010 8:00pm EDT
on the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and pass s. 1132. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: senate 1132, an act to amend title 18 united states code to improve the provisions relating to carrying concealed weapons by law enforcement officers and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from virginia, mr. boucher, and the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from virginia. mr. boucher: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the legislation now under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. boucher: mr. speaker, i yield to myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for as much time as he may consume. mr. boucher: and i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker p
CSPAN
Sep 21, 2010 7:00am EDT
inquirer." that event will be taking place in sterling, virginia. republicans outlining a 20-point plan, if elected, how they would coburn. the front page of "the hartford current." unemployment is about 9.6% in the plaza, it is up 14%. mary is joining us on the republican line. caller: about that whole thing yesterday, it is just spin to make us all but the recession is over. i have been unemployed since may 2008. i remember when obama was elected. he said he would be ready on day one to lead the country and jobs would be his focus. he keeps going back to that 750,000 people that he said he would be ready. he has been in office for almost two years. there are so many things that he can do. i was offered a full-time, permanent job in may of 2008. i could not get it because i am in foreclosure and i had bad credit. they offered me the job, and then they ran my credit report. it would be easy for the lawmakers to change that law. i have repeatedly asked them but nothing is being done. 1 million people unemployed right now. our governor is running for the senate, thinking he is doing a goo
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2010 11:00pm EDT
to the midterm elections. did in the second congressional district of virginia is in the far southeast corner of the state. it takes in virginia beach, the largest city in virginia, and parts of norfolk and hampton and an area known as the eastern shore, primarily farmer -- farming and tourism. it has some manufacturing but the dominant industries of the united states navy and tourism. the oceanfront is a very vibrant tourism industry. that is a source of income. the u.s. navy and related enterprises is its largest business, i would say. probably for this reason, this particularly congressional race is of high race -- high interest to republicans and democrats. republicans tried to keep him in office and they were not successful. since his election, he has been subject to a steady stream of blogs, e-mails, reaching out to the public and the blasting almost everything that he does. because he is a freshman, legislative expert will tell you the best time to unseat an incumbent is during the first term. they have not establish themselves in. they see him as vulnerable. the republicans want to ta
CSPAN
Sep 22, 2010 1:00pm EDT
contested house races leading up to the mid term elections. >> i think virginia 11 is a sign of what's going on with the country, not just virginia. i think virginia was a sign in 2009 of some of the anger going up in the rest of the country. virginia 11 will move in the direction of whatever ways the couldn't arery is going, and the sign of whether a wave is building for republicans will definitely be seen if republicans win this race in november. >> how are you doing? you've got the wrong shirt on. >> i'm running for congress. never thought i'd do that, but we need people who can balance the budget in congress. >> who are the candidates in the 11th district. >> jer arery connally, -- jerry connally who was elected in 2008 -- gerry connelly, who was elected in 2008 and his opponent 2008. recently, the district has been shifting toward democrats. president obama won it, president bush took it by a slim 50% or 51% of the margin in 2004 and won it by a bigger margin in 2000. however in 2009, the last governor's race, bob mcdonald, who ran as a republican, took 55% in this district. so the ques
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2010 10:00am EDT
understand the frustration of the senators from virginia and their inability to obtain a more complete rationale and plan for the pentagon's proposed actions. the secretaries in tend to reduce duplication, overhead, and excess in the department of defense is commendable, but his action should be supported by an open process, which includes detailed analysis and full consideration of opposing views. we again thank witnesses for their presence here this morning. we look forward to their testimony, and i call upon senator mccain. >> thank you. i thank the distinguished witnesses for being here this morning and their service to the nation. secretary gates announced a series of initiatives in august to improve the inefficiency of the department of defense. as part of this initiative, he also passed dr. carter to improve the department's buying power through a plate it acquires critical goods and services in order to stop runaway costs, growth, and program delays. we look forward to hearing from dr. carter of the initial procesprogress he is making. i'd in both these initiatives are coming a
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2010 2:00am EDT
in virginia. to the 250 million dollar deal that didn't chose- last week because of your decision to the restaurants and businesses shutting up because you didn't make that decision. my time is up and i'll look forward to asking more questions when i get my own time. >> mr. chairman, i need to respond to a couple of those points. >> go ahead. >> first, mr. forces the recommendation the celebritying rer tear made and you correctly described it's a recommendation to the president. he's had extensive discussions with the president about that and all the recommendations he's made but with the regard to the establishment command the president has not yet made a decision. secretaries recommendation was not based on the defense business board. independent parallel activity that came to the same conclusion. the secretaries recommendation was primarily with the military advisors were not meetings with one or two people in the room or meetings with the chairman, vice chairman. chief's and senior civilian advisors and with the commanders both incoming and outgoing of the joint forces comm
CSPAN
Sep 5, 2010 6:30pm EDT
jersey and virginia, from these elections we have already had, no such parallel has already taken place. we already know that the popularity of the new new deal simply is not there in practical and objective terms. even if the rosy scenarios that have karl rove chuckling and i do not come to be, everybody agrees that the democrats are going to lose a significant number of seats in the house and the senate. how significant? that is for the pathologists to predict. that fact, in and of itself, proves that the climate is very different than it needs to be to support the idea that we are entering a new new deal. the fact that these predictions so omnipresent out in the political and intellectual culture says something about why obama and the democrats have so fundamentally overreached. they thought it was true. they were working on an understanding of the political climate that actually did not track with reality. a very good explanation or one of the reasons why democrats so overreached came from j cause, someone who does political analysis. he pointed out that, in the 1960's, the committe
CSPAN
Sep 14, 2010 1:00pm EDT
back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia rise? without objection. >> madam speaker, what we just heard is nonsense. my friends on the other side of the aisle had had their way, in the worse -- worst economic recession in 80 years which was on their watch, they would have done nothing. mr. connolly: a republican economist said that but for the recover have iry and -- recovery and reinvestment act we would have gone into the great depression. and that's just the way it is. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman rise? without objection. mr. smith: our nation's unemployment continues to whoever near 10% and 15 million americans are looking for a job. that's seven million more than when the current majority took over. we have seen the results of these failed fiscal policies. deficits, debt, and economy which continues to struggle. unemployment has been above 9% for 16 consecutive months. instead of putting forth a bipartisan plan to spur job creation, washington democrats seem to be doing the exact opposite. in just a few
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2010 6:00am EDT
to falls church, virginia to hear from several people about the healthcare law. several provisions took place thursday to allow children up to age 26 to stay on their parent's plan. this is about 50 minutes. >> how are you? take off your jacket here. >> welcome to our backyard. we tried clean you everything. watch your step. 36 years ago, i was born with severe 9 defin yen si. it's been a bit of a challenge over the years. in 2006, i reached a lifetime cap after three years. i was trying to figure out what i should do, go on a disability policy, change jobs, fortunately, my employer came threw and was able to cover my costs. we had an opportunity to have this employer take occur of us. 90% of the costs deal with the clotting factor and the medications i take. that's really where i drive up healthcare it is important to have a policy that will cover that. . >> for people who are here. first of all, i have the second of health and human services. she's charged with implementing. former insurance commissioner. snows all about this stuff. we are glad to have her on the team. somebody who he
CSPAN
Sep 19, 2010 8:00pm EDT
virginia and look at those mountainsides -- go to west virginia and look at those mountainsides. what are we looking at engineers? we are looking at a combination of things. we are looking at electric, gas /electorate, natural gas and propane, but you are probably still looking at a majority market of fossil fuels. a more intelligent use of those fossil fuels, and gasoline and diesel engines, lighter weight materials and that sort of thing. there is no silver bullet out there. if you want a silver bullet and you want to scare people, then why not nuclear? why not? it works. in france, a lot of their electricity is nuclear power electricity and it works. why not put it in a car. never mind. [laughter] --let's go back to the days personal stuff, here. seventh grade, you started writing gov. jimmy davis, the singing governor, the so-called author of "you are my sunshine." what was it that moved you to write governor davis? >> the schools in the world for being integrated at that time. as punishment, the federal government said they would stop a black schoolteachers. >> why? >> i never ha
CSPAN
Sep 24, 2010 6:00am EDT
by other republican leaders at a lumber company in sterling, virginia. this is 45 minutes. >> the american people are speaking out like never before. they are concerned about the future of our nation and the future for their children they see a government in washington that does not get it and the american people think that washington does not care. we are here today to put forth a new governing agenda, a bill for listening to the american people that offers a new way forward. before i served in congress, i ran a small business. i learned firsthand how government gets in the way of job creation in our country. the policies coming out of washington have created massive uncertainty for job creators and the american people are suffering as a result. in order to create jobs, we need to end the uncertainty for job creators and a spending spree in washington and reform congress itself. the government is out of control in washington and we need to rein it in and begin a new drive for a smaller, less costly, and more accountable government in our nation's capital. these are the things that the ame
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2010 8:00pm EDT
georgia, my father from southern virginia. they met in washington and married and had me. without the great migration, i would not be here. i have lived with all my life. i grew up with people from north carolina, south carolina, georgia, all around me. i was surrounded by the language, the food, the music, the ambitions of the people who migrated from the south. they argue about whose child would go to which school. it has been with me all this time. when it comes to the actual writing of a book, it probably writing of a book, it probably started after i got out and have been a reporter for "the new york times" talk to people. i was the chicago bureau chief for the "the new york times" i began to hear that there were similar migration experiences that people have. they talk about it as if they could not talk because they were going back to a family reunion in mississippi or a funeral. this is so much bigger than my experience in washington. it was a national outpouring of people. >> just give us a brief synopsis of what the book is about. >> the book is about the migration experi
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2010 6:00am EDT
to virginia. they met and married there and had me. i was surrounded by the language, the food, the music, the ambitions of the people who had minus greated from the south. a lot of competition about whouz child would go to which school, catholic school, the school across the park. after i had gotten out and been a reporter for the times and talking to people around the country. i would go to chicago and cleveland and detroit and i would begin to hear there where similar migration experiences people had. they would talk to you about well this weekend, i have to go back to mississippi for a family reunion. >> give us a brief idea of what the book is about? >> the book is about the defection of 6 million african-americans from the south to the north, mid-west to the west. from 1915-1970 when the south began truly to change. >> i went to a movie last weekend. they handed me this as i went in. i'll read it to you. everyday more migrants are coming no the cities to seek a better life for their children. >> i wrote this book thinking of any country. it's a movie about the last train home where
CSPAN
Sep 24, 2010 7:00am EDT
, the previous generation. host: nelson from west virginia. if you are from generation x, or generation y, we want to hear from you, since you will be in europe in the world -- you will be inheriting the world from the baby boom generation. and those folks that came out of the world war ii years, if you would like to talk about the baby boomers and what you left them, that would be an interesting conversation as well. the next call is from wisconsin, ron on the democrats line. ron, what generation are you in? caller: high may boomer -- i'm a boomer, born in 1947 and i think the article is way off balance. i think the contribution of the boomers goes beyond any of the other generations in the fact that people nowadays can actually say no, instead of just marching in lockstep with what happened up until the 1960's. we could say, hey, wait a second, something is wrong, and to make changes. and these changes really shaped present generations. and i think if anything, the present generation are the ones that are released boyle, undereducated, and really do not have a direction. -- are really spoil
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2010 7:00am EDT
tomorrow afternoon, heading from iowa to virginia." with a theme throughout the papers this morning, divided government. a response to the president's weekly radio address yesterday, "can the two parties work together in the next congress"? for republicans, 202-737-0001. for democrats, 202-737-0002. for independents, 202-628-0205. yesterday from "the washington post," based on a weekly radio address and internet address yesterday -- host: also this morning, "politics and policy." host: we will get your phone calls in a moment, but first year is the president yesterday in his weekly address. >> many of the republican leaders were amongst the architects of the failed policy. grounded in the same moral philosophy, cut the taxes for millionaires and billionaires, cut the rules for wall street, cut loose the middle class to fend for itself. that is the echo of a disastrous decade that we cannot afford to relive. host: paul pearson has this, "cough up in the middle. what is a president who do"? "had the president realized earlier that he never could have won over corporate america, he nev
CSPAN
Sep 13, 2010 11:00pm EDT
here in northern virginia, and i want to acknowledge them. first of all, congressman jim moran, who's been doing great work for a very long time. [ applause ] congressman gerry connolly has been doing terrific work here locally and now on capitol hill. we've got sharon bulova, who is the chairwoman of the fairfax county board of commissioners. [ applause ] we've also got a couple of small business owners, because one of the things i want to talk about is how we can grow the economy and get people back to work, and so who better to hear from than a couple of small business owners. don't worry, i'm not going to call on you, but i'm just glad you're here. first of all, we've got cherrelle hurt, who is the owner of as we grow learning center. hey, cherrelle. thanks for being here. [ applause ] and larry poltavtsev -- did i say that right, larry? -- who is the c.e.o. of target labs, inc. and so we're glad that you guys could join us. now, i'm only going to say a few things at the top. i want to talk a little bit about why i decided to run for president in the first place, back in 2007-20
CSPAN
Sep 11, 2010 7:00am EDT
you think -- host: next call is richmond, virginia. go ahead. caller: what does your guest think china's preference would be? what would china like to see happen? guest: they have been relatively quiet. they are hesitant to press north korea. they see that as an internal development. china's greater concern is north korea's behavior. they continue to play like north korea's lawyer in the u.n. council. they are trying to be on both sides of the fence at the same time. they are trying to say they are behaving as a responsibly stake holder at the same time, they undermine the affect of the u.n. sanctions to get north korea to abide by the sanctions and give up weapons. host: north texas on the republican line. caller: good morning. they had a nuclear test in some cave up north. are they really a nreally a power? guest: they did have an unsuccessful test but they have unsuccessful test but they have had a successful test. we know they are able to test a device. there's uncertainty to the degree to which they've weaponized. most don't think they have miniaturized any warhead so it wo
CSPAN
Sep 8, 2010 2:00am EDT
in the eastern district of virginia and convicted of those sentences, i suspect he could easily be doing 20 or life. it would have been completely different. when you look at the outcome, i have many defendants you are serving life sentences. >> the note terrorism defendant in the united states ever got the death sentence either. when a promises one, he is gone against the tide. >> let me ask you about what you think about the claim of them. they say there is no ultimate due process. on the other hand, they are not been applied for the hoehling. we are talking about this proposal. and do not believe that under no circumstances would the defendant be released. i suppose the will be a question for courts. we may never have to address the issue. i am wondering what you think about the impact on a trial of that position. >> what i was asking about -- i did not mean inherently. i was talking about that kind of background and assumption. >> i took it as that. i do not know the answer to your question. it undercuts it from the international perspective. it appears to be a show trial. what happens
CSPAN
Sep 20, 2010 2:00am EDT
, there will be defined benefits. you could look at north carolina and norfolk south, virginia and csx. there are many other states where we don't have progress. irnl one or both of you want to terry briefly and then get back to my main interest which is captive shipper rates >> they really get lost in all of this. one of the things troubling is the massive use of stock repurchases. i think one would have to look at a balance you say, well, people have a right to reward their share holders. they are encouraged in people to invest. along with that is the whole question of capital shipments. that's really why we are here. i would like to hear from you, a sense of your path to fairness of the captive. shippers come to see me all the time. they come from all over the koirpt country. i'm not a lawyer but i feel like one when i think of all the cases brought before the itc or stb and feeling short changed. they are always up against you can win or loose because you have a system. you sort of discuss the release in some of these papers i am reading but it is a case of timing. the classic technique is to stal
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Sep 20, 2010 10:00am EDT
the stakes are. there is a patchwork across the country ranging from two states, kentucky and virginia that are meles disenfranchise everybody with a criminal conviction. if you are convicted of a felony when you are 18 years old, you lose the right to vote for life in the states. you can apply for clemency and ask the governor to restore your rights, and give to go through all application procedure and its at his discretion. he decides to get to vote in his state. not surprisingly, under some governors, that number drops precipitously. other -- under others, it goes up. it is purely discretionary and entirely under the governor's control. and the result of hundreds of thousands of people are disenfranchised. there is a disproportionate impact on people of color. one in four black men are disenfranchised in virginia because of this law. we are working to try to change that, but they're still two states that disenfranchise everybody with a criminal conviction. 10 states permit alley disenfranchise some people -- florida, alabama, mississippi, ariz. -- there are prominent disenfranchisem
CSPAN
Sep 5, 2010 9:30pm EDT
conservative district. democrats that barely one -- virginia and maryland. then you have democrats that face tougher calls. chett edwards faces a tough race. these are members represent conservative districts. this may not be the year for them to save their seats. host: what will be the game plan for the white house to save the majority in the house? guest: to be very cold-blooded in their a look and where they need to invest in these races. decide where their money can make a difference. host: will the president be campaigning for individual candidates? will he stay clear and fund- raiser for them instead? what will he do? guest: i think you'll see president obama heading up the new york checkbox pretty soon. he will head up the los angeles checkbox. -- checkbooks. many of the conservative democrats -- and democrats in conservative districts, do not want to have the present campaign for them. the individualize their races. the distance themselves from the national party. host: the first lady is going to spend some of her political capital and carefully stepped into the campaign season. wher
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Sep 6, 2010 12:30am EDT
at the governors in virginia, the governor's race in new jersey. chris christie won in new jersey, and bob macdonald one in virginia. we won an open seat held by democrat, the national chairman of the democratic party. and that was the big election. those were not the two big elections. you want to talk to the folks who watch political movements in this country, you call michael barone and others, the biggest election -- anybody know? pennsylvania. anybody know what happened in pennsylvania into a dozen 9? it was the most important election. you go back and read the comments from some of these guys, they will talk about it. they will talk about it because it was the most important election, what happened in pennsylvania in 2009? we had seven or eight judicial races. we elect our judges, not a bad idea. particularly what given on -- what went on here in iowa. why the executive offices, these are not very expensive campaign. it's been $200,000, and name recognition is everything. people do not know the position that these people hold. in a sense, in many respects like this race, their party
CSPAN
Sep 13, 2010 12:00pm EDT
you look at those numbers in virginia, when you look at them in new jersey, when you look at them in, all states obama carried by his national average or better, you just do the math turning whiter. and i think the question for the future is that the people who are like the -- are the republicans if they get a majority in the house, if they get a strong bargaining position in the senate, are they prepared to advance and perhaps achieve public policies that are going to work as public policy and that are going to commit voter ovations in subsequent elections. i think that's an open question. if they of. it's field politics are not assured of success. i do think however that in more than any other time i've been following polics, voters are open to a vast cut back in the size and scope of government in a way that they haven't had in most past years. they are aware that the obama mocrats have hugely increased it. minority leader john peters called the other day to say let's go back to 2008 spending levels. it's actually at the intelligence staf in the right direction because most people
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Sep 18, 2010 7:00am EDT
. virginia, go ahead. caller: hi. i wanted to speak on nancy pelosi in support of her voice for aiding the people. one of the things that i think that has happened is the republicans have controlled the message. however, at the end of the day when it comes time for them to stand forth for the voting, people are going to find out that the republicans are selling a product without instructions. and that is going to be detrimental to them and their message that they've been continuing to churn out. it's a marketing ploy. and it's a very good one at this moment, but i think when if educated population decides to actually tune back in and say let's get on the band wagon they're going to find out that the republicans have been selling poison to the people. host: so you're saying thingless change as we get close to november caller: absolutely. i don't necessarily believe in all polls. i do watch them. but i do believe that there is an issue right now with the people that they're calling. i don't think that every person's household has been called and i think they're targeting certain areas to
CSPAN
Sep 1, 2010 7:00am EDT
troops in afghanistan. virginia, the plan, democrats line. go ahead. caller: i am from new york. shall i speak up? host: go ahead. caller: i think he should turn the page. it should have been turned a long time ago. but i do not think the media will let him because they just keep the war is going. let me say this because i tried so hard to get on to you -- george washington's farewell address. he answered many of the questions facing us. telling us we should be aware -- host: sorry, we will have to let you go. your signal is breaking up. here's more from the president last night. >> we must use all elements of all power, including our diplomacy, economic strength, and the power of america as an example to secure our interests and stand by our allies. and we must reject a vision of the future that is based not just on our fearless but also on our hopes. division that recognizes the real dangers that exist around the world but also the limitless possibilities of our time. today, old adversaries are at peace and emerging democracies are potential partners. new markets for our goods stretch
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Sep 8, 2010 7:00am EDT
a list." west virginia, carl, tea party member, what you think of this call for political pragmatism? caller: i would vote for any party that supported small government. i was disappointed in george bush jr., who increased the size of government. i have been to these key party rallies, as far as i can see is just a bunch of good american people who are for smaller government, they are about getting government out of the way and letting the economy boomer. i want to tell you, this is the most left-wing program i have ever seen. host: left wing? are you there? we lost him. clearwater, florida. caller: one year ago these not jobs were bringing a loaded assault rifles to peaceful town hall meetings and now they are burning books in gainesville, florida. this is crystal love -- krystalnacht all over again. host: i do not think you can make the correlation between tea party members and the preacher in florida. caller: by disagree. remember, the definition of fascism is the far right. and i will say, i call them teabaggers. they are dangerous. host: we will move on. ellen, pennsylvania. cal
CSPAN
Sep 10, 2010 7:00am EDT
into the discussion. our question is, is college overrated. the next call comes from virginia. brenda, independent line. you are on the air. i am going to move on to cape cod. bill, republican line. caller: the last two or three callers told my thunder. it could tell us about your own experience. are you a college graduate? caller: no, ma'am. but i was born at the right time. i was board in 1947 and when i got out of high school, i could go to work anywhere as far as having good benefits. the phone company, electric company, gas co., so on and so forth. but those jobs are no longer available because of productivity and technology enhancements. host: and the decline in the manufacturing base, are those kinds of companies still around? caller: i was never in the manufacturing field. i worked for the telephone company and the telephone company now has been replaced by cassell phones. the telephone jobs today are what the railroad jobs in the 1950's when the 707 came in. but that is not why i called. there is nothing wrong being a plumber, electrician, or a skilled finish carpenter. all of those peopl
CSPAN
Sep 2, 2010 6:00am EDT
the record or average. those include naming a river in virginia , naming a courthouse, renaming a post office and bringing some federal dollars back to the bay area after the earth earthquake. it's all well and good for senator boxer to misrepresent my record. ly remind her it was she that voted for the wall street bail out. when you have a business whether 9,000 people business or 9 people, you have to make a choice to loose some jobs to save more. what enrages people everyday is federal government employees growing at 14.5%. >> time is up. our next question comes from a republican. mr. watson is a retired employee from hewlet packard. you coined the phrase right shoring. do you plan to create jobs in >> california is destroying jobs. texas is fighting harder, north carolina is. so is mexico, russia, china. i'll tell you why. china, texas, brazil gives companies huge tax credits and reward r&d and provide access to credit. i propose a two-year payroll tax holiday for every business for hiring an unemployed worker and five-year tax holiday for companies to bring them here. bring their plants
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Sep 3, 2010 11:00pm EDT
brown election we know from the events in nernlingsz and virginia and all the elections we had that no such parallel has taken place regardless of how the midterms turn out. we already know that the popularity of the new, new deal simply isn't there in practical octoberive terms, so even if the rosy scenarios don't happen, everybody agrees democrats are going to lose a significant number of seats in the house and senate. how significant, that's for someone else to predict, but that fact in and of itself proves the political climate is different than it needs to be to support the idea we're entering a new, new deal. so, i think the fact that these predictions were so omnipresent says something about why obama and the democrats have so fundamentally overreached. it's because they thought it was true, and they were working on an understanding of the political climate that actually did not track with reality. i think a very good explanation for one of the reasons in the democrats so overreached came from jay cost who does excellent political analysis for real and clear politics. ja
CSPAN
Sep 6, 2010 11:00pm EDT
the sound of the black hawk helicopter coming to land at the virginia detention center to take away. but it did not happen. i think a have a couple of additional points to make. number one, the key to doing this in the civilian system is the classified information procedures act. formerly of the eastern district of virginia and some other places as well, they think there is a well-settled practical application that permits the straws to occur in the civilian judicial system. -- permits these trials to occur in the civilian judicial stamsy. the manner in which we have done this has been developed through espionage cases and terrorism cases. you get clear defense council, like ed mcmahon here, a terrorism defendant who has no clearance, and it is unlike a typical the spinoff case and get access to classified material. finally, i would add that cps should be applied flexibly to prevent the trial of these kinds of cases. in the moussaoui case, that came to be applied in permitting substitute testimony for helvellyn -- held enemy combatants abroad. that was allowed to be submitted to the
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Sep 14, 2010 5:00pm EDT
, some people say, rode in on the obama wave. the virginia 5th district is conservative leaning and mccain won it with 50.6% of the vote. it is traditionally a republican stronghold and has become somewhat less so. and it is represented by a democrat. >> virginia's 5th district is the size of new jersey and it is a triangle shape with the sharltsville region, home to the university of virginia and thomas jefferson's home down to the south side of virginia, north carolina border that includes the city of martinsville, danville and part of lynchburg. the economy has hit the district hard. their unemployment tops 20%. it's bad, but not quite as bad as elsewhere in the district. there is unemployment continues to be a problem throughout the district. there have been a number of foreclosures, obviously like everywhere. people who have their jobs, their pay has stagnated for the last few years. so it's certainly a big problem here. tom perriello is a moderate democrat. whereas on some of the big ticket priorities on president obama and the democrats, he voted in favor of health care r
CSPAN
Sep 16, 2010 10:00am EDT
the gentleman from virginia rise? >> to address the house for one minute. revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. moran: mr. speaker, history is instructive on almost every issue we face in this body. today's issue is whether we should take action so that the wealthiest americans don't have to pay at an income tax rate of 39.6%. so let's look back at when they were taxed at that rate during the clinton administration. well, what happened was exactly the opposite of what the republican party predicted would happen. in fact, people at that rate brought home more after-tax income than any time in american history. 22 million new jobs were created and we had record budget surplusings. in fact, at the end -- surpluses. in fact, at the end of this month we were projected to have paid off all of the debt. relieving our children and grandchildren of any of the debt that we would have otherwise burdened them with. alan greenspan was worried we didn't have enough debt, but instead we had a president who came in and in fact one of the very first things he did was
CSPAN
Sep 17, 2010 7:00am EDT
of virginia vargas, james madison, the pink anies of south carolina. charles cokes worth and challs, king of massachusetts, zander hamilton of new york. benjamin franklin and thomas, robert morris of pennsylvania. morris of pennsylvania. and william patterson of new jersey. some of the names we still remember in history of signing the constitution. next telephone call fro charlotte, north carolina. good morning on this constitution day as we ask you whether or not you believe in original meaning or the living document. ivan, democrat's line. caller: let's take the original intent and work with that. because that is where the disagreement is. the reason why there's even a debate is because what is the founding philosophy that governs the constitution is the acquisition of property. the central focus of the constitution is a concern over properties. what makes this such -- what makes or gives this the character of a living document or original intent is the idea of slave enrichment slavery has 10 pro vigs and the most engrossed element of the constitution. they were concerned about establis
CSPAN
Sep 22, 2010 8:00pm EDT
the gentleman from west virginia seek recognition. >> section permission to address the house for five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. mollohan: i call attention to an issue which threatens the economic viability of many industries and the existence of thousands of jobs in and around the coal fields of our nation. that issue, madam speaker, is the environmental protection agency's proposal to regulate coal ash as a hazardous material. over the past two years, madam speaker, the e.p.a. has peppered the federal government with the federal docket with a myriad of proposed rules and undertaken aggressive, zealous enforcement action targeted at industries in ap lashian -- ap latch chan states. that fuels this nation's energy needs. in its latest round of regulatory bravado, they imposed additional regulation on coal combustion products, fly ash. under subtitle c of the resource recovery and con servings act. i'm speaking today in opposition to the e.p.a.'s extreme and burdensome rule making options to regulate fly ash under subtitle c. this rule would unnecessarily jeopardi
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Sep 26, 2010 11:00pm EDT
and my father from southern virginia. and washington is where they met, married and then had me. so, without the great migration, i wouldn't be here. i don't know who you'd be talking to. so, i've lived with it all my life. i grew up with people from north carolina, south carolina, georgia -- all around me in the neighborhood where i grew up. and i was surrounded by the language, the food, the music, the ambitions, too, of the people who had migrated from the south. a lot of competition about who's child would go to which school, catholic school, the school across the park. so, it's been with me all this time. but i think that, when it comes to the actual writing of a book, it probably started, very likely, after i had gotten out and been a reporter for the "new york times" and started to talk to people in other parts of the country. i was chicago bureau chief for the "new york times." and i would go to chicago. i'd be in cleveland, i'd be in detroit. and i'd begin to hear that there were similar migration experiences that people had. no one talked about it as a migration experience
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Sep 27, 2010 2:00am EDT
with us today. they lived in west virginia. this military family loves the marine corps and counted a blessing to have live throughout the united states. as you know, general amos is held the title of assistant commandant for the marine corps for the past two years. today we consider his nomination to be commandant, to lead a force of 250,000 active duty and 39,000 reserve marines serving on the frontiers of freedom, fighting in afghanistan, providing humanitarian relief to flood-ravaged pakistan, and practices -- rescuing vessels from pirates off the coast of somalia. join in 19 -- one in a 1946, his father received his wings flying seaplanes. eupepsia most distinguished officer before you here today. i will have you noted growing up with a father who was a navy pilot saw general amos living in memory -- many warm localities, california, florida, and the british west indies. his guidance counselor once wrote his parents that he feared that the general was "destined for a light as a beach bum if he did not turn things around." obviously he did turn things around. he graduated in hig
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Sep 4, 2010 10:00am EDT
found out is if there is interfaith multi- cultural peace movements not just in northern virginia and washington, d.c., but they are in israel, palestine, jerusalem, no mention of these organizations, why do think that is so? i am jewish but i'm not a billionaire. if you look at the press, all jewish people are all rich. this stereotype goes on with african-americans and lots of different minorities. how do we change these images so that america changes as the images change? >> two points on that. i wanted to speak to two issues. first, the nature of the media is the only cover conflict. moderation and bridge building is not newsworthy. it does not make the news when we get 10,000 people live in chicago at our annual convention. we bring government and all sorts of civic leaders and we talk about how we, as americans, from all different faith backgrounds are working together for justice, are working together against a the kind of extremism. we're working together for peace and security for people in the middle east. it just does not make news. unless there is a conflict, and if yo
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Sep 4, 2010 7:00pm EDT
look at the governor's race in virginia, they look at the governor's race in new jersey, and everybody said chris christie run in new jersey and bob mcdonnell won a big race. you want to talk to the folks who watch political movements in this country, you talk to karl rove or the folks who really watch politics. they will say the biggest election occurred in -- does anybody know? pennsylvania. does anybody know what happened in the pennsylvania in 2009? no, but it was the most important election. you go back and read the comments from some of these guys, they will talk about it because it was the most high- profile election. what happened in pennsylvania in 2009? we had seven or eight judicial races. we elect our judges, which is not a bad idea, by the way, given what went on here in iowa. we elect our judges. but like executive offices, these are not a very expensive campaign to spend $200,000, and like david said, name recognition is everything. people don't know the positions that these people hold. they are how people feel about the democratic party and republican party, and they a
CSPAN
Sep 18, 2010 6:00am EDT
were wrong in massachusetts and virginia and new jersey and delaware and alaska and kentucky. so i don't know who organizes the efforts that is needed to put obsessive partisanship aside when it gets in the way of doing what's right for the american people. and those internal power struggles that need to be set aside for the good of the order. but if i were king, more like it, if i were a coach, if i were a coach writing, i would say, look, everyone has constructive roles in this, the needs are great heading into the midterm elections because the cause is so great. the cause, the great awakening of america, and the need, truth in america, how do we get out there? how do we get the message out there to the voters? practical ways. one, we got to raise funds, got to knock on doors. we've got to hold the press accountable when you know they're making things up and telling untruths. we've got to do this together. and by the way, i am a proponent of freedom in the press in this country. our young men and women in uniform, willing to fight and die for our constitutional rights, including that
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